Date: 8th April 2017 at 10:31pm
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Football can be a cruel game. But as the old cliche goes – you make your own luck in football.

For what it’s worth, I feel a tad sorry for Gianfranco Zola this morning. He’ll be dissecting another game that was brutally snatched away just as his side looked to be the likely winners.

Conceding goals three minutes from the start and one minute from the end is frustrating. Yet for the 86 minutes in between, Blues were the better team.

Derby’s opener was fortunate. And they received another slice of luck after the referee disallowed Blues’ perfectly legitimate equaliser for a non-existent ‘foul’ on Scott Carson. Soon, some of this luck must surely come Blues’ way.

Che Adams was the bright spark of the side. His effort and desire to make things happen should stand him in good stead for a more regular starting place. He scored his second goal in four days by grabbing the eventual equaliser.

From that point, Blues’ inability to make the most of several set pieces, wastefulness and lady luck all conspired against the hosts once again. When Tom Ince lofted the ball over the on rushing Tomasz Kuszczak in the 91st minute, there was a sense of inevitability about  proceedings.

The return of Gary Rowett was meant to be the main event but, gladly, this wasn’t the case. He has talked up his respect for the fans all week but his extravagant celebration of Ince’s winner shows those words to be hollow.

I say this every week. Somehow, Blues remain six points above the drop zone going into the two games you’d expect us to get something out of. We should be safe. But until it’s certain, we battle on.

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3 Replies to “Last gasp heart break as Blues suffer another defeat”

  • Sick as a parrot by the result , ready to vomit with all the fans giving GR the LUV…The Messiah died a bit more than 2000 years ago ..Talk of a new manager with little track record …The LUV will then be passed on to the Derby fans because we LUV him …Get a grip blues …Don’t listen to spiel the results are not as fergie’s was ……

  • Do we need to pay referees more money …Are game results decided on judgemental feelings of game officials biased by clubs offield actions cameras don’t lie so they say …..

  • You forgot to mention the 2nd goalkeeper Derby were allowed on the pitch who stopped a goal bound effort with his hands. The ref was appalling. I think 4 points from last 5 games should be enough to keep us up but cannot see us getting them. If Blackburn beat Forest or Bristol City (their next two games) I think we’ll go down. I am shocked that TTA are even considering keeping Zola next season.

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